Following the death of a black bear killed in B.C. by conservation officers, some North Vancouver residents who knew her were heartbroken.
According to a Facebook post by the North Shore Black Bear Society on Friday, September 4, locals in Deep Cove had organized a memorial service for her.
💔🐻Rest easy sweet girl Plum 🐻💔
North Shore Black Bear Society
The group named her Plum after they found her snoozing in a fruit tree with a "huge bloated tummy full of fruit."
Someone also started a petition following the bear's death to look into oversight from BC Conservation Officers.
They get thousands of calls a year for human-wildlife conflict and in August 2019, they got 2,474 calls and ended up destroying 67 bears province-wide — they're often only euthanized when there's a real danger to humans.